Today is MOTH Monday on Good News Network: In partnership with The Moth, a nonprofit dedicated to the art of storytelling, we bring you the most uplifting speakers from live stages across the world.
Micaela Blei is an enthusiastic third grade teacher who facilitates elaborate projects and scenarios for her social studies students.
In this hilarious story, she explains how she once wrangled her class into a “simulation” of the trials and tribulations faced by Americans on the Oregon Trail.
Though her overzealous game almost comes to a heartbreaking end for one of her students, Blei finishes her amusing tale by explaining how fate and youthful ingenuity saved a little girl from “dying” on the Oregon Trail.
Listen to her story below…
The Moth gives people an opportunity to tell a true story in front of a live audience, and sometimes their stories are chosen to air on the radio show, now celebrating its tenth year, and broadcasting on 485+ public radio stations—and on The Moth podcast, which is downloaded over 52 million times a year.
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